Last month, piling began at the site of the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel, at 155 Richmond Terrace, in Staten Island’s St. George. Now cranes have arrived to assist construction, per the Staten Island Advance. Construction of a 950-space parking garage and the Wheel’s foundation is currently underway, and according to Commercial Observer, parts for the main structure will arrive in February of 2016. Skanska is building the foundation, and Starneth BV is designing.
In February, YIMBY reported on filings for a small mixed-use development at 491 Myrtle Avenue, in northern Clinton Hill, and now renderings have surfaced of the four-story, six-unit building, per Fort Greene Focus. The entire building will measure just 4,967 square feet, which includes 1,228 square feet for retail space on the ground floor. Units above will average a rental-sized 623 square feet, two per floor, although the top two units will also share a fifth-floor penthouse. An anonymous LLC is developing, and Issac & Stern Architects is designing. Construction is reportedly underway.
The old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street and Eleventh Avenue is meeting a quick demise, paving the way for Silverstein Properties to begin preparation work for their future mixed-use development. While the project must still pass through ULURP, YIMBY revealed preliminary renderings last June, showing a 1,400-unit tower rising above a significant retail podium. Now we have a few overhead shots of demolition progress taken from the nearly-completed Skye, just a few hundred feet to the northwest.
Last month, YIMBY reported on filings for two new buildings at 731 and 733 Bergen Street, between Underhill and Washington Avenues in Prospect Heights. Now we’ve got the first look at what will rise on the empty lot, which sits right next to Brookland Capital’s newly finished condos at 735 Bergen.
New York City’s art house theaters have disappearing for years, and movie lovers mourned when they heard the Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street was on the market earlier this year. But the IFC Center is clearly doing well, and planning a big expansion to their three-story theater at 323 6th Avenue in the West Village.